Saga Takes An Extended Break
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, the creative team behind the popular Saga comic book, announced the book is going on hiatus for at least one year following its 54th issue. The duo explained that they plan on reuniting and finishing the story, but they need a creative break.
Saga is the gold standard for modern independent comic books. It broke away from the pack early in its run and consistently delivers great storytelling and characters. The book’s world and characters created a rabid fanbase, and they devoured the last 54 issues of Saga. However, in the back of the 54th issue of Saga lies a letter from Brian K. Vaughan, one half of the duo responsible for the book’s rich storytelling and art.
The letter states that the two are leaving the book behind for at least a year. Vaughan’s letter states the following:
“This obviously wasn’t a decision we took lightly, but Fiona and I feel a responsibility to keep making the very best comic we can, and we both agreed that the only way to eventually finish the epic saga we set out to tell was with this one significant… let’s call it… Intermission!”
Following a long period of creative output, artists need to recharge. Also, comic books are a LOT of work. The fact that we are blessed with so many titles every month is amazing. As fans, we must respect the decisions of those creating the art we consume and enjoy. Ultimately, they are providing us with the things we love, and while we can agree or disagree, we must maintain that the product does not “belong” to us. Also, Vaughan assures us the story is far from over. Intermission is only the halfway point. So, Saga fans, prepare for an excruciating 52 weeks. But on the bright side, that is plenty of time to re-read the series again!
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